Whether you have a beloved pet, are on the lookout for a furry addition to your family, or just an animal advocate, you’ll love these pet-centric iPhone apps.
Apps for Pet Owners
Record your dog’s bark -- or your cat’s purr -- and take it with you wherever you go with the Pet Nanny app ($0.99). The Pet Nanny also allows you to save all your pet’s vital information such as vaccinations, medications, ID chip and more; you can also set reminders for upcoming veterinary appointments or medication refills. You can also save information, such as favorite activities and toys, or special diet needs, and easily share via the iPhone app with pet sitters. If you are a social network addict, you can also share pet updates on Facebook and Twitter via the app as well.
Are you a controlling pet owner who frets over leaving Fido in another’s care? Fear no more and check out Camp Bow Wow ($1.99). It’s a doggy day camp with an iPhone app that has a camera feed, so you can see what your furry child is up to during the day.
If you prefer to travel with your pet as a companion, download the PawTrotter app ($2.99) for an extensive list of pet-friendly businesses and destinations, including groomers, dog parks, shopping, hotels and more. Listings include user reviews, which uses bones for a rating system.
Does Fluffy have a tendency to get into things she shouldn’t outside in the garden? Check out the ASPCA’s Petoxins app ($2.99). The app is a complete database of dangerous plants to your pets that are found in your home, backyard and around the neighborhood. The app includes photos of dangerous plants, as well as symptoms a pet would show after coming in contact with said plant. Also included are detailed steps on what to do next and a direct line to the ASPCA’s Poison Control Center.
Apps for Finding and Advocating for Pets
The free PetFinder.com app let’s you browse for adoptable dogs, cats and other assorted pets (mostly bunnies) by location, breed, age, gender and size. Save your favorites for easy access later or share pets on Facebook, Twitter or via email. You can also peruse the heartwarming “happy tails” of pets that were successfully adopted.
If you are an animal advocate, you will love the free HumaneTV app by The Humane Society of the United States. This iPhone app shares all the inspiring and heart-wrenching animal news via video from across the country: think cat hoarding and puppy mill raids. There is also news on wildlife, oceans, farming, fur and more.
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